Music is a wonderful medium through which stories can be both created and told. In this interactive workshop, we will explore strategies and activities for storytelling in the classroom through a rich variety of musical experiences.

At this workshop you will:

  • Explore listening and playing activities to bring storytelling to life
  • Engage in creative and practical ideas involving singing, playing, moving and making music to engage and extend students in their learning
  • Use simple composition and notation activities to tell stories
  • Discover opportunities to integrate literacy, drama and other learning areas alongside the musical learning

The workshop will run for 90 minutes from the advertised start time. 

Who should attend:

These events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

While our resources and PD are primarily aimed at Primary school teachers, all are welcome, including:

  • secondary teachers
  • LOTE and SSP teachers
  • home-schooling parents
  • pre-service university education students

Presenter Information

Melanie McLoughlin

With a Master of Music (Performance), a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Master of Arts Administration Melanie has worked across both the Education and Arts sectors in numerous roles for twenty years. Melanie is a specialist classroom music teacher, a musician, band and choral director, and Arts Manager and has extensive performance and classroom experience in both primary and high school settings. Melanie is the Professional Development Manager at Musica Viva and runs workshops nationally for teachers in classroom music both face to face and online. Melanie is a Senior Brass Examiner for the Australian Music Education Board (Brass). 

Her musical life is extensive having worked with orchestras across the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Opera Australia Orchestra, and Opera Victoria. Melanie is a passionate advocate of music education and has written and presented a 10 episode podcast for Kinderling Radio introducing pre-schoolers and Early Stage 1 students to orchestral music-Music Time with Melodee. 

Performance Details

Dates & Times

12 October   Online 4:30 PM


Online $30.00


Online Event

Participate from anywhere you want

Professional Development

Accreditation & Standards

Each of these events contributes two hours of Professional Development addressing the below standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.

3.5.2 Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.

Every attendee will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.

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